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  1. April 14, 2014

    Papal mediator put to test as Venezuela peace talks resume

    When Pietro Parolin was appointed last year by Pope Francis as the Vatican’s secretary of state, the Cardinal said he had...

  2. March 18, 2014

    Air Canada suspends Venezuela flights amid fears over violence

    Canada’s biggest airline has suspended flights to and from Venezuela, citing concerns over security after clashes between...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    March 6, 2014

    Anti-government protests in Caracas

    Juan Barreto/AFP An opposition activist hurls tear gas back at riot police during a protest against the government of...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    March 4, 2014

    Remembering Chavez a year on

    John Moore/Getty A worker passes a mural of Hugo Chavez at the military barracks where the former Venezuelan president is...

  3. March 4, 2014

    Venezuela’s poor wait for government to deliver on its promises

    Nelson Aranda’s temper rises with the day’s temperature as he queues outside a state-run grocery store in Petare, a gritty...

  4. February 25, 2014

    Protests against Nicolás Maduro split Venezuela in half

    On one side, dozens of protesters defend a barricade made from piled-up rubbish that blocks one of the main roads in eastern...

  5. February 21, 2014

    Oil at the heart of Venezuela’s turmoil

    At least six people have died in Venezuela’s street protests, with further clashes likely during marches planned this...

  6. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities are recovering thanks to a US manufacturing report that showed factories are humming in the...

  7. February 13, 2014

    Three dead after anti-Maduro protests in Venezuela

    At least three people died and dozens were injured after government supporters and opposition protesters clashed in...

  8. December 9, 2013

    Nicolás Maduro emerges from Chávez’s shadow

    Nicolás Maduro, the Venezuelan president, has pledged to continue his “economic offensive” against private business after...

  9. December 3, 2013

    Nicolás Maduro faces first big test of Venezuelan popular opinion

    From a caravan of two-dozen vehicles roving the hardscrabble back streets of Maracaibo, Venezuela’s second city, a voice...

  10. November 26, 2013

    Nervous oil traders fixated on Venezuela risk

    After a year of huge and unforeseen disruptions to oil supplies from Libya to Nigeria, optimism is growing that 2014 will be...

  11. November 19, 2013

    Venezuela grants president decree powers

    Venezuela’s legislature on Tuesday granted decree powers to President Nicolás Maduro, as the Chávez successor pledged to...

  12. November 15, 2013

    Venezuela’s president jails 100 businessmen in ‘economic war’

    Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has intensified his crackdown on private businesses by jailing more than 100...

  13. beyondbrics

    November 9, 2013

    The Weekender, November 9

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  14. beyondbrics

    November 8, 2013

    Venezuela: 'optimise' every dollar

    Venezuela keeps fidgeting with its tight foreign exchange controls. Earlier this week President Nicolás Maduro announced the...

  15. beyondbrics

    November 7, 2013

    Venezuela sinks deeper into hyperinflation territory

    New inflation data are out in Venezuela and they don’t make for a pretty reading. Prices rose 5.1 per cent in October, the...

  16. October 17, 2013

    Guessing game starts on timing of Venezuela devaluation

    Beauty pageants are to Venezuela what football is to Argentina or baseball to Cuba – a spectacle that allows people to...

  17. October 14, 2013

    Chaos in Caracas

    Hugo Chávez died six months ago, but Venezuelans are still grappling with the former president’s calamitous legacy. Shops...

  18. September 30, 2013

    Nicolás Maduro seeks to deflect blame as Venezuela’s woes mount

    What to do if your country’s economy is on the ropes, inflation is soaring, shortages are rampant, political support is...

  19. September 23, 2013

    Venezuela: Polar’s chilly relationship with Chávez likely to thaw under Maduro

    Venezuelans may live nowhere near the Arctic Circle, but polar bears are nonetheless a common sight in the Latin American...

  20. beyondbrics

    July 21, 2013

    Week ahead, July 22 - 26

    The week ahead in emerging markets from beyondbrics: Pope Francis heads for Brazil in his first overseas trip; Apple,...

  21. July 2, 2013

    Snowden continues search for haven as asylum options narrow

    Edward Snowden’s search for a haven continued on Tuesday as Moscow said he had retracted his application for asylum in...

  22. July 2, 2013

    Bolivia president willing to consider Snowden asylum request

    Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor holed up in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, received a...

  23. beyondbrics

    June 18, 2013

    Kimberly-Clark comes to Venezuela's (toilet paper) rescue

    Conveniently for Nicolas Maduro, whose fledgling presidency has been marred by nationwide shortages of loo paper (amongst a...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 16, 2013

    Week ahead: June 17 - 21

    Look out for: IEA gas report, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro receives audience with Pope Francis in Rome, and the...

  25. beyondbrics

    June 14, 2013

    China-Trinidad and Tobago: a closer embrace

    Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s new president, could be forgiven for feeling a bit slighted after his opposite number in China,...

  26. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2013

    Venezuela has a pretty big corruption problem

    Venezuelans barely flinched when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged four people linked to a New York-based...

  27. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2013

    Looking for toilet paper in Venezuela? There's an app for that

    It turns out that President Nicolas Maduro thinks that the plan to introduce food rationing in Zulia, Venezuela’s most...

  28. June 9, 2013

    Venezuela hit by fears of hyperinflation and recession

    Hyperinflation is looming in Venezuela, with prices suffering their highest monthly rise on record in May, while the economy...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 7, 2013

    London headlines

    * Nikkei falls but losses muted as Asia awaits US jobs data * Reliance to invest $26 billion over three years * S&P cuts...

  30. beyondbrics

    June 6, 2013

    Venezuela: here comes hyperinflation

    More bad news for Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s embattled new president. The latest inflation figures are in, and if the...

  31. beyondbrics

    May 31, 2013

    Venezuela: more hurting ahead

    Apparently, the economic woes that Venezuelans are suffering at the moment are down to the fact that Hugo Chavez died – so...

  32. beyondbrics

    May 31, 2013

    Venezuela's toilet paper crisis

    Hard times. Authorities made headlines in Venezuela on Thursday after they wiped a warehouse clean of its stock of toilet...

  33. May 16, 2013

    Uruguay’s José Mujica lauds booming Brazil ties

    It is clear where José Mujica’s priorities lie. And they are not across the River Plate. After a spot of morning work on his...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    Venezuela inflation hits nearly 30%

    Some honeymoon. Barely a month into his presidential term, and the situation facing Nicolas Maduro is decidedly unenviable....

  35. May 1, 2013

    Punch-up highlights Venezuelan tensions under Maduro

    After an unseemly brawl broke out in Venezuela’s national assembly this week, one of the bloodied opposition...

  36. April 22, 2013

    New Caracas finance minister raises hopes

    The appointment of a new finance minister by Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, has raised hopes of a more pragmatic...

  37. April 19, 2013

    Venezuela poll body agrees to audit vote

    Venezuela’s electoral authority has agreed to an audit of the presidential election vote after Sunday’s result triggered...

  38. April 15, 2013

    Chávez’s socialist dream fades fast

    Only six weeks in the grave, and Hugo Chávez’s socialist dream is fading fast. On Sunday night his hand-picked successor,...

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